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Listed Building record MDR8543 - Animal pound or pinfold, Milltown, Ashover

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Walled enclosure for stray animals, in poor condition (1973). (1) In 1975 a decision was made to repair the pound and to attach a plaque recording the history and purpose for which the structure was used. The walls were rebuilt, where necessary, copings rebedded and the metal gate repaired, work being completed by December 1976. (2) Village pound, 18th or 19th century. Rectangular enclosure of coursed rubble gritstone, with triangular copings and two massive gatepiers which define a central entry, which has a railed gate of iron. Restored 1977. (3) Restored by Amber Valley Women's Institute in 1979, with a plaque unveiled in July that year. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 15/29, with photos.
  • <2> Unpublished document: 1976. Correspondence relating to repairs to the pinfold, with 'before' and 'after' photographs.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Edwards, D. 2006. Notes on various SMR entries compiled during research for the new Victoria County History.



Grid reference Centred SK 35480 61682 (8m by 7m)

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2024 12:07AM

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